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let's go to another name that you say is a great u.s. play, on china stabilizing and growing. >> yes, and that's starbucks. starbucks a great american company. everybody needs a good cup of coffee. in china there is only one starbucks for every 1.9 inhabitants, can you believe that when we have one basically on every corner? [laughter] so there's tremendous opportunity there. you've got the tea growers in china, a lot of them are now switching to coffee because of starbucks, so that's a double play for you. liz: wait until they find out what a frappucino tastes like. >> oh, look out, china. liz: two pharma companies, what do you think are the big names here because we're all getting older, and we all need new medicine. >> we're going to be buying a lot of pfizer especially and bristol-myers. those are the two picks we have. pfizer is around 24, $25 a share, bristol-myers about 31. and they have in common a new blood-clotting drug, and everyone's very, very excited about that. bristol-myers developed it, and pfizer will be marketing it. so we hi there's huge opportunity -- we think th
materials and technology lad a bit. the u.s. economy added 146,000 jobs in november as the unemployment rate dropped to four year low of 7.7%. today's report may not be as strong as it seemed, reporting employers added 49,000 fewer jobs in september and october than initially estimated. a preliminary reading showing consumer confidence plunging to its lowest level in four months. early december americans prepare for a potentially higher taxes at the beginning of next year. the index dropping 74.5 this month, far below november's reading of 82.7 and economists forecasts of 82.4. >> in the pits of the cme, michael tells us why dividend paying stocks are taught play regardless of next year's tax rate and charlie will share why he is bullish despite short-term volatility but let's start with phil at the cme. the dow did well today. better than expected, arguably better than expected, jobs report boosting the markets but we got consumer confidence and the fiscal cliffhanging over everything. what did you make of the markets today? >> i was disappointed we failed on that rally and shot up 1421 and
in syria escalating. meanwhile, u.s. is officially recognizing syria's main opposition group, as country'slyity matt representative. fox news national contract with correspondent with the latest. >> reporter: as opposition forces advance toward diagram damascus, president obama confirmed in an interview with abc news some officials have u.s. backing. >> is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of syrian population we occur them the -- consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in opposition to the assad regime. >> reporter: u.s. officials confirm that this week's fighting showed that the conflict is escalating. >> we're seeing use of another weapon, a barrel bomb, that is contains flammable materials, a napalm-like thing. >> reporter: the move to recognize elements of the syrian opposition, brought to a rebuke from russian foreign minister whose government has backed negotiation between the syrian president al-assad and the opposition, given u.s. involvement in libya and iraq to bring down their dictators, analysts predict big divisions betwe
in 31 days. so i do believe we will let the top tax rate go for 98% of the u.s. public, will not have their taxes raised. we need to take the example from california. california did it, people voted for. melissa: goodness, california will go bankrupt and they're falling off in the ocean. i would never want to imitate california. >> california. california is doing much better. melissa: you're a great sport. thanks for coming on. we appreciate your ti. >> all right. melissa: many so. country's mow powerful democrats unveiled a new tax plan aiming not so much at the rich but aimed at favorite vices. would the pain be worth the gain? >>> the government extends an olive branch to the protesters and get firebombed in return. will it swallow the morsi government and middle east security along with it? more "money" cong up. ♪ . there is no mass-produced human. every human being is unique. and there is one store that recognizes it. the sleep nuer store. the only place in the world you'll find the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. an exclusive collection of innovations that
20 hours and now it just take eight. in 2009 -- $640 billion is more than 139 u.s. dollars. here is to technology. tracy: eight hours is essentially new york to key west. lori: i would go like every friday. a christmas outage left millions of users without users streaming netflix. shibani joshi with this christmas debacle next. tracy: washington cannot agree on a plan for the fiscal cliff. we go to the nation's capital after break. let's take a look at how the dollar is faring against foreign currencies as we head to break. ♪ with fidelity's new options platform, we've completely integrated every step of the process, making it easier to try filters and strategies... to get a list of equity option.. evaluate them with our p&l calculator... and execute faster with our more intuitive trade ticket. i'm greg stevens and i helped create fidelity's options platform. it's one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades when you open an account. lori: the senate returns to washington tomorrow. with just five days to address the dreaded fiscal
headlines. concern over the fiscal cliff bleeding into the u.s. manufacturing sector. factory activity in november declined for the first time in three months. the news weighted down stocks helping shed 59 points off the dow. the raw materials sector hit hard by the contraction in manufacturing. shares of dupont were the biggest loser closing down 2%. dell getting golden endorsement from goldman sachs today. the investment bank upgraded the struggling computer-maker saying the stock has been oversold. the dell shares rose by 4% over that news. to our top story tonight, speaker boehner and house republicans are rolling out their fiscal cliff counteroffer to the white house. includes $800 billion in new tax revenue. that is roughly half what the president was aiming for. 300 billion in discretionary spending cuts. 900 billion in mandatory spending cuts. now the white house responding just moments ago saying quote, the republican letter released today does not meet the test of balance. they don't like it. i'm joined by dan mitch chill from the cato institute for more on this. dan what do
. dr horton and jefferies are joining a chorus of u.s. companies hoping to save shareholders from the hefty taxes in 2013. accelerating the payment of all quarterly dividend that would have been paid next year. jefferies approved $0.7.05 a share to december 31. the videogame industry suffered another sales slump in november despite the release of high-profile installment in the call of duty and halo franchises. overall sales were down 11% from the same time last year. that is the latest from the fox business network. giving you the power to prosper. ♪ [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? at legalzoom, we've created a better place to handle your legal needs. maybe you have questions about incorporating a business you'd like to start. or questions about protecting your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like to find the right attorney to help guide you along, answer a questions and offer advice. with an "a" rating from the better business bureau legalzoom helps you get personalized and affordable legal protection. in most states, a legaplan attorney i
: we are going to talk about apple. they will bring some manufacturing home for the u.s. charles: about $100 million in 2013. we know that is a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny amount of what they spent on fraction. i think this public opinion thing about bashing these companies that do not do certain manufacturing in america, it is somewhat misguiding. the same critics who are now saying we not stop back here were saying we were exporting the rest of the world. now, we are saying bring those jobs here. you cannot bring them back at the same wage. i do not think we have a responsibility to create a certain kind of job, but we have a responsibility to create jobs. if you want those chinese jobs, you can have them. dagen: steve jobs told president obama that those jobs were not coming back. charles: somehow the administration going after profit, you know, whatever it is, you wanted or public opinion, now if you do not start to do this stuff, we will go out and take it. caterpillar is one company to watch. their ceo has been on top of this. he has been very defensive about the fact they are still cr
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worries, what we have been watching closely is the housing market. we are convinced that u.s. housing has bottomed. on five years of inventory, that has been worked out. mortgage rates are so low. that helps consumer sentiment so much. we are very positive on the market and, if in the next few days, next few days, there is a correction because a compromise is not met, and, i promise you, no one will like the compromise. liz: does that mean it is successful if everyone is a little unhappy? >> exactly. exactly. liz: if you are going all out assertive, what are you buying? >> we are buying a lot of companies. our portfolios have about 60 to 70 stocks in them. liz: are you up for the year back yes. definitely. definitely. we are around 13%. liz: what is your favorite investment right now? what do you like right now? >> the best way to stay fully invested is to have a good hedge from high quality bonds. barry, ironically, we are still buying bonds as well. muniz, yes, in most cases. tax-free in a simple security. you can very easily by high-quality single-a, aa or higher that have lots of good
the program. i would like to introduce the head of the effort. former u.s. congressman, former u.s. attorney for arkansas, and former minister of the u.s. drug enforcement agency -- connell: an extraordinary set of statements just made from washington. among other things, the nra would like to arm every school in the nation. that is what he just said. armed guards, armed police officers, as he put it, every single school in the united states following the shootings and newtown, connecticut. he said the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. the message that it sends, as he put it, schools are now the safest place to inflict the maximum amount of mayhem. we have seen statements to match it coming out of washington. that may have been the most dramatic political statement that you will see, or have seen this week. we saw a couple other things during that statement. while we were watching, we saw one protester come in and hold up a sign. while peer had to stop and then he eventually continued. >> the predators of the world know it and exploited. that must chan
a strike of the two biggest ports in the u.s. directly affecting you and your wallet this holiday season. you want to hear this. >>> violent protests portedly lead to the egyptian president fleein his palace. what it could mean here if his rul crumbles before your eyes. what it could mean comin up. ♪ . you stl think you're colder than me? nah. don tell me. tell tiny! [ ice craling ] [ knuckles craing ] and who are you supposed tbe, back-up? handle it. what you looking at? ! cat-like reflexes... whoa! [ ma announcer ] the coors light silver bullet pint. it's bigger. it's resealable. it's still the colde. don't you do it. don't you do it! [ male announcer ] frost brewed coors light. the world's most refreshing er! ♪ . melissa: well u might not think the huge strike the two biggest prts in the countrydirectly impacts you but think about this if you ordered anhing laly, and we all have, christmas or hanukkah gifts you may not get them in me. more than den ships loaded incargo are sitting doc in california and have been for the past week. both sides reportedly agreed federal mediation in
wonder who they would fire first. dagen: thank you so much. the u.s. economy may be improving. small business owners are not optimistic. new numbers on that that we will talk about. connell: congratulations taxpayers, you no longer own aig. we look at the key markets today. that would be treasuries. ♪ [ malennouncer ] it's tt time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you realldon't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it findone, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly da ok. [ male announcer ] now all youeed is aagic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >> i have your fox business brief. the u.s. trade deficit widened nearly 5% in october. imports fell to their lowest level since april of last year. the trade gap with china did hit an all-time high. will fred industries is the latest offering special one-time payments. the company is boosti
: amazing. former shell president john hofmeister joins us on whether or not the u.s. should export or our plentiful supply of natural gas. and heading out to break the vacancy micron technology's trading up almost 4%. we will be right back. lori: stocks now as we do every 15. let's head to the floor of the new york stock exchange and nicole petallides. "barron's" out with picks for 201 and how are the particular names doing? >> let's check them out. these are hot stocks to watch not only today but also through the next 52 weeks going into 2013. these are the top picks. apple being of course a name we focused on so often but you can see that is certainly in the top 10 there. some of the other names include blackrock, general dynamics, jpmorgan chase, viacom, western digital. those are some of the ones we're also taking a look at that are on the move. these are all the names baron picked going into 2013 as their top list. they say their favorite could produce gift teen% to 20% total returns including dividends for next year. they're talking about postively about marathon petroleum. these ar
to you. going from -- we give our 2012 to the masterminds of marketing. plus, running shoes. a former u.s. olympian turned high-priced hooker. the business is virtually untouched by the law. more "money" coming up. ♪ ♪ melissa: making good progress. so who could forget fearless felix, the skydiver who broke the sound barrier while wearing a red ball logo. the world record for the highest parachute jump and lived. the energy drink maker lego was front and center, the perfect recipe for success. winners, but a bunch of losers and a marketing machine this year. joining me now to recap the highs and lows, my favorite marketing director. thank you for coming on. >> thank you. melissa: let's get right to your list. number one pick was not the red bull space junk. you actually liked number five the best. why was that marketing genius? >> look at what he did. you have a guy from south korea who became the the number one video on all of youtube ever. a billion views. that is a thousand million, and not a thousand people watching a million times. he created a brand like no one has yet, but i th
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batteries of patriot missiles and a force of 400 u.s. soldiers. leon panetta did not say how soon they will be deployed or how long they will stay in turkey. back to dagen and connell. connell: the state of oregon has gone to great lengths to please nike. the governor asking for authority to ensure that the corporate tax structure will not change for companies like nike nike threatening to move its headquarters out of state unless organ can guarantee it tax structure will not change. students are not the only ones with college debt. in effort to appeal, they end up footing the bill for all of this. according to moody's, debt among colleges was $205 billion outstanding. also reporting harvard has the most debt of any private school in the nation. you may be disappointed, guys, by the gift your significant other fires you for christmas. dirty 1% of women planning to spend less this year than last. only 19% of men pulled will spend less. it finds the looming fiscal cliff deal weighing on shoppers minds. here is our conversation, part of which i posted on twitter. men have to spend mo
exchange in the u.s. 200 years of independence. charlie gasparino taking us through the day. when you got the first call yesterday and broke the story, what did you hear? charlie: the journal had a first headline, i heard something about this. i do not confirm the first interview but they had headlines of the merger. i was hearing it was a full out acquisition, the new york stock exchange getting bought by the intercontinental exchange and that blew me away. it is an amazing story. we fight for seconds here. going on the air, basically saying at the new york stock exchange about the taken over, this is not a merger of equalss, this is a takeover of the most venerable, one of the most venerable institutions in american finance, the new york stock exchange. it is been there since the old button agreement. [talking over each other] charlie: that is why they call it -- they became essentially a club of freighters under that and expanded to much bigger than a tree, beautiful headquarters, but here is the thing. when i started to digest it it was a phenomenal story. the intercontinental exchang
that are based in the u.s., but are globally focused. a lot of those will come from the information technology area. also, energy and healthcare. those are some of my favorite sectors for 2013. connell: brian, thank you very much. speaker of the house, john boehner, getting ready to deliver his update. as soon as he does, we will take it live. he will highlight the fact that the spending cuts are just not there. we will see what he has to say. then the story about facebook interns. just breaking in the cash. let's take a look at oil today. ♪ connell: the speaker of the house john boehner is about to update us on the fiscal cliff talks. pushing the president to come up with some spending cuts. we will have it live as soon as it starts. before that, let's make a little money. charles payne is here. tell us your stock today. charles: they make great cars. the demand is absolutely on fire. the liquefying the commodities, natural gas, i think there will be a lot of money there. as you are worried about this fiscal cliff stuff, this is one of the companies that has done very well in a recessionary
market issue. they will lose confidence in the u.s. government stability to pay its bills without trading mass inflation. that is the big problem. yes, interest rates have been artificially low. they will not stay artificially low. when foreigners start selling dollars, rates will go up and consumer prices will go up. take a look at what has happened in the crude oil market. that chart looks really strong. it will hit the consumer right in the wallet. ben bernanke has already said he does not care how much inflation hits. >> you know, i just believe we are in a holding action until we resolve these immediate political problems. i agree with you was. this is a political crisis first and foremost. it is a weak economy. getting weaker. bond yields are going down. i think what peter speaks of is certainly possible in the near future. perhaps, the more distant future. bottom line, i expect more softening and a lack of confidence. >> the fact of the matter is, big government is very expensive. we need much higher taxes on the middle class. not on the rich, on the middle class. if they do not wa
to this headline. u.s. denies aid to the maryland storm victims. this is the picture of the face of maryland going through the storm. i will not show you the pictures of the lower shore this morning. >> a disaster bill coming up in the middle of this battle over the fiscal cliff could make this really complicated. some republicans are discussing offset spending cuts elsewhere in the budget now to help fund this legislation. lori: good luck with that. melissa: let's check the market, nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. we add another company to our daily accelerated dividend watch? nicole: that is right, we are indeed doing just that on a day the dow was up 130 points, maybe some investors are already happy to see an up arrow to the market. western digital, those shareholders are getting a nice boost. the stock is up 9%. joining over 110 companies accelerated the dividend payout. if you are watching a fox business network know by coding the dividend payout they are not susceptible to a higher tax rate in 2013 if the fiscal cliff does not go well. there is no bipartisan ag
marketing. >> she exchanged running shoes for stilettos. a former u.s. olympian turn as high-priced hooker. the revelation is exposes a business that is virtually untouched by the law. "piles of money" coming up. ♪ . up. ♪ i look up to a lot of the older heads, you know, the innovators, the heads of the art movements of the past. they kept it really edgy, and, like, a lot of the latin american muralists and the latin american artists, their styles are very unique and new to their time, you know, somewhat controversial, but that's who i look up to mainly. personally, i'm very excited about going to college. it's something new, and it's something different than what i'm used to. i'm definitely going to be a little out of my element, but that's what makes it so exciting is that, you know, it's something fresh. well, there's so many opportunities that i think i could miss out on if i didn't go, you know. getting into college takes planning and vision. you know, it's just like when i take a brick wall and turn it into a canvas for my art. painting's helped me realize i've got what it takes.
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's not going over well with the rest the world, including the u.s. and china. now we have some of the richest people in the world and they want the government to make more of your money. warren buffett, george soros, bill gates' dad they want the estate tax to go up and say the rate should start at 45% and go up from there. and millions would qualify to pay, but buffett and soros have an estate plan to avoid much of that tax. i'm quoting now, an estate tax with these guidelines to reduce the deficit and fund vital services and paid by only 10% of the estate. work your whole life and half of it goes to the children and half to the government and of course it's already been taxed when you earned it in the first place, is that fair? we're dealing with that today. i'm waiting for my special dividend from microsoft, but the company i own shares in has ramped up production of its new surface tablet. maybe that will help the stock. are you listening, steve ballmer? nicole, pre-market, where is the stock? >> stuart, you're making me laugh already and the show has barely begun. you're waiting for your
economy? any or all of thisould have happened, but the story is a warning signal for politicians in the u.s. if you believe you could have financed contamination on the back of the wealthy, think again. it is not that eas. we need better operating of a fair tax system in which everyone has skin in the game rather than trying to find out where the money is. by the way, how much money do you think and slick willie get away with in 40 years of robbing banks? just $2 million. at thought it was more. that's what i think. now we want to know what you think. coming in the mail. gerri@foxbusiness.com. >> coming up on "the willis report," hurricane sandy slammed into the east coast over one month ago. why are victims still waiting on a? and what is fema doing with the cash? the president of ericsson insurance advisers ways in next. and guess which state the highest paid truper lives in? queue will not believe how much some are milking taxpayers. we will have the averages tails later. also, what has nine lines and six toes? find out why their government is cracking down on these level for balls. we a
's market headlines. fiscal cliff talks may be a mess but not ruining the party for investors. u.s. third quarter gdp was revised up to 3.1%. not bad. november existing home seams -- sales hit nice not seen. wall street shares of the nyse euronext skyrocketed 34%. the company is being acquired by rival intercontinental exchange for $3.2 billion in cash and stock. >>> research in motion may be crawling its way out of the abyss. the blackberry maker left for dead earlier this year. now shares are up more than 100% in three months. it also beat third quarter estimates on both the top and bottom lines. shares leaping after hours. >>> we start tonight with the convergence of reality an hollywood. matt damon's new film, "promised land" opens next friday but it is already sparking major controversy in the energy community. critic it is of the film say it casts fracking in a very negative light. they flat-out reject some truths about the process. with california imposing its first fracking regulations only yesterday. is this just hollywood being hollywood or is there an agenda behind this that's
will get you as soon as possible. if the u.s. falls off the fiscal cliff, we land in another recession? this is what everybody wants answered. steve, what could happen is they come to some lame compromise before the end of the year. they say next year we will do it in january. we might have a block of time what we don't know what is going on. during that chunk of time, the economy could see itself while precipitately very quickly. >> i would make the case that there is complete uncertainty. nobody knows what's going on. i think we have a little bit more clarity in the last couple of days. i've been spending a lot of time on capitol hill. the most likely outcome now is republicans are probably going to get higher tax rates on the rich with some nuances to that. republicans are now saying for the most part they are willing to allow spending cuts to go through. republicans have a lot of spending options. there is nothing president obama can do to stop that. not such a bad solution at this point. look, this is a business. look at what this has done in the last four years. they have tighten
reserve will hold a meeting next friday to talk about new regulations to u.s. operations of large foreign banks. they want to make sure they follow the same financial guidelines that the u.s. banks follow. interesting. fiscal cliff talk. john boehner says he is waiting for a counter offer from the white house. adam: wall street feers gauge barely pausing. our traders, are they not worried about going over the fiscal cliff quirks we are headed to the for the new york stock exchange next. ♪ twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligatio. i need to rethink thecore . what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfo find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, crges and expenses. read and conder it carefully before investing. ri includes possible loss of principal. adam: the state of nevada has gambling up. dollars. slot machines are up a whopping 11%. it is a
will definitely check back in with you. melissa: about to invade u.s. banks and steal money? a plot straight out of the movies but we will bring you the real-life details straight ahead. lori: heading to break with a big rally on the s&p market today. no need for a safe haven, $22.50 down on that. back with more after this. melissa: welcome back. let's check the market, nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange watching toyota for us. nicole: watching toyota because sometimes when the news comes through, you can get some clarity on a stock. up about 3% on the moves we are seeing today moving back to neww highs, 52-week highs, highs we have not seen in years. they were ordered to pay record fines over $17 million for failing to report a defect to the u.s. government in a timely matter. toyota has been over the years with all kinds of things including acceleration on the floor mat, etc. back to you. melissa: nicole, thank you so much. lori: time to make money with charles payne. this hour he is helping us make cash in the tech sector with the global leader of cloud infrastructu
turning? >> first of all, the second biggest organizing drive in the u.s. history, yes, you are right. today, even with the decline in unionization, it is about 13, 14%, which is about double the national average. yes, it is. this is not, for instance, and southern states, where you have the right to work and you do not have unions anyway. dagen: does it have a wider impact, does it continue to spread? >> well -- dagen: this is the 24th state. >> it will never happen in new york or a place like new jersey. they do not have the legislatures that will pass this. let's be realistic about it. all you have to do is look at a map of america and you would understand that. there are limits as to how far it will spread. we have a really historic battle among the states. it is a battle over tax rates. for all of this talk about tax increases, you have places like kansas, wisconsin, louisiana, cutting taxes. because business investment is so stingy right now, this battle is really historic. i think we will see more winners in the states. dagen: right to work states over the last decade have grow
in is giving help to our economy, and that requires printing of u.s. dollars and lots of them as the fed has been doing. i thhnk one of the small reasons why you're paying more for gas today than you did last year at this time is basically because our dollar is buying us slightly less now than it did then. however, there is another side of this and we have a technical picture that absolutely shows us that gasoline is in a downward parallel channel and certainly would go lower as time passes and we're now looking at the 200-day moving average for the crude oil market which is getting below that. melissa: it is moving down, no question. >> absolutely. melissa: i have one reason for that. i was looking at stats, consumption is expected to be 8.73 million barrels a day. that is the lowest level since 2001. why do you think our gasoline consumption is so low right now? >> you know, there is a lot of conservationism going on. there are a lot of cars now that are not using nearly as much gas as they used to. melissa: no, that is not it. come on. >> there is lot of things that come together here. me
: the u.s. ski industry is heading downhill. a new study reports the winter tourism industry experienced an estimated one billion dollar loss over the past decade, due to, climate change. with the u.s. on track to have the warmest year in its history, the ski industry is being dealt another brutal blow. joining me is bob dean from the national resources defense council. one of the groups behind that particular study. bob, thank you. welcome to the show. >> thank you, sandra. good to be here. sandra: so let me get this straight. you're blaming the warm winters, lack of snow on climate change? >> absolutely. you mentioned sandra, we're on track as of end of the november we had the hottest year on record in this country. 3.3 degrees hotter than the 20th century average. it hurt our farmers and ranchers, devastated worst drought in 50 years. fires detroit nine million acres of forest and fields. we'll seeing it on the ski slopes. climate change for the slopes means less snow on the ground, feuder skiers on the slopes. if you make your living in the business, less money in the wallet and payc
's shrinking. you know, u.s. consumers had leverage of about 124% at the peak. now it's at about 114 president, and -- 114%, and that's one of the biggest headwinds in terms of just the growth of debt. that's not such a bad thing either. we should think about leverage, consumer leverage, household leverage -- lou: depends on the quality of the leverage. >> depends on the quality of the leverage, and i think the quality of the leverage around 100 is where you want it to be, and i think that's probably where a normal, steady environment should be. lou: so is it your sense that this market, this recovery right now is vulnerable given the fiscal cliff, all of the uncertainties that are -- it seems -- mounting more, the folks in washington talk. >> i'd say that this recovery is fragile. it depends, you know, it's also been very patchy. as i said, it grew from -- it's growing from a very, very low point in the economy, so you're seeing markets like phoenix, detroit, miami kind of clouding some of this information. but i would say that the fiscal cliff discussions are definitely not helping. i think
in the u.s., yeah, you got it, the always controversial chevy volt which does not make this noise. get this, the best selling car has just 13,000 sales. that's the best selling one. that's the one that does really, really good. the car is constantly a disappoint dollars. that is it for next "the willis report." thank you for joining us and i wish you and your families all have a very, very merry christmas. have a great night. lou: good evening, everybody. obama administration's collectible middle east policy. egypt right now on the grip of the worst political crisis since the fall of the president two years ago. and in syria, increasingly desperate measures to counter an insurgency that is slowly but surely pushing closer to control of the capital city of damascus. we will take all that up there with the fox news military analyst, new intelligence report that concludes america's time as the lone superpower is nearing an end. john negroponte joins us to discuss our nation's future as a superpower and the challenges we surely face. and president obama ignoring immigration reform in the first
just for next year alone. since 92 the u.s. has spent nearly 24 billion dollars on wind energy, but get this, it hasn't gotten any cheaper, not a penny. it is still one of the most expensive ways to get energy. so we will be discussing that. let's check the big board. we're up 27, 27, 28 points. again, it reached a high of up 35 points on the dow, a little earlier this morning. it pulled back from that and then is going modestly upward as well. we're not expecting big volume today, but we have big topics to talk about with our company: elizabeth macdonald, adam shapiro they are here. nicole petallides from the floor of the new york stock exchange. more signs of recovery in the housing sector. the case shiller home price index up more than 4% compared to last year. so nicole, how are the homebuilder stocks doing? nicole: right, it is interesting when we take a look at the numbers. let's look at the stocks. they are doing quite well, for lennar, up over 1%. then's on a -- and that's on a day where the dow is just virtually 2/10 higher so -- percent. so pulte group, toll brothers also gain
about apple losing its cool in the u.s. it looks like that's true in china. the iphone 5 at a very chilly reception for its beijing launch overtight. so, nicole, i think that apple is down again. >> it is, again, down over this, 3% right now. you're talking the 514 range. aen what happened to the $700 range and that's ubs this morning, they kept their buy rating, but reduced their target from 700 to 780 talking about china being one of the issues and not being able to build there. stuart: and the iphone 5 in beijing, there was a snowstorm, okay, a mild snowstorm, there were only two people in line to get those first iphone 5's in china. that's it. only two people. i think that's got something to do with the apple decline this morning. >> you know what, if you really want something, wild horses and snowstorms won't keep you away. stuart: so, i think we can conclude that maybe apple's losing a little of its shine, a little of its cool. maybe, i don't want to be too pejorative here, just maybe. nicole, thank you, down 10 in the early going. i want to take a look at rim, research in mo
are doing this. dagen: according to the international age, we, the u.s., will be the world's biggest oil producer and we should be, virtually, self sufficient when it comes to energy independence. why not just stick with good old gasoline. you can do that but there is demand for oil. there will still be a lot of money heading towards those countries that would do us harm. a lot of those countries want to do us harm. when you look at the world wide oil demand, that is really something we have to look at. lots of money would go overseas to people that would do us harm. dagen: what is the break even. >> we will replace them as needed. we will certainly work with auto companies to try to get the best deal possible. we expect to save money along the way. we will replace them as necessary. certainly the sedans and light trucks, we will do that as quickly as possible. dagen: is the technology there? will you do all electric on, say your cars, or are you going to do hybrid? >> actually, i am a very pragmatic guy. i would not have done this if i thought we were not there technology wise. we expec
retailers then they did this time last year. total u.s. resales increased. that is the latest from the fox business network. giving you the power to prosper. ♪ connell: major-league baseball renewed its contract with stubhub. the thing is, we mentioned this a couple times. not all of the big teams in the league are on board. the president of stubhub is joining us to talk about this. obviously, you are excited. the yankees have opted out. the cubs have opted out. these are big teams opting out. that is not great. >> well, i appreciate you bringing up the renewal of our partnership with major league baseball for another five years. we think that is fantastic. there are 30 teams in major league baseball. it would be great to have all of them, but only having three, that is understandable. we are the unofficial fan to fan ticket marketplace. 427 of the other teams. when a seller sells a ticket through stubhub it gets delivered to the buyer. we will continue to sell yankees, cubs and angels tickets on stubhub even without them opting in. we will just deliver our tickets differently. we cover
against u.s. bank websites and made that threat in the fall and this is a new threat set to start this week, we hear. and a list of banks targeted includes j.p. morgan chase, bank of america, u.s. bancorp, pnc financial services and suntrust banks. more details when we've got them. the power and might of unions on display today and being tested. you will see huge protests at the state capital building in michigan where right to work legislation will be signed today. that means workers will be able to choose if they want to join the union. they will no longer be compelled to pay dues. here is the president speaking at a daimler factory in michigan yesterday. >> we do everything we can to encourage companies like daimler to keep investing in american workers. and by the way, what we shouldn't do, i just got, what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages. stuart: and take away your rights to bargain. is that what's at stake here? is collective bargaining a right? these are obvious questions, we'll be on it through the program and our camera
workers on pardon time status. this is a test to try to limit the costs they would face with the new u.s. health care law. based on this test they decided not to change any of their full-time staffing plans for 2014. stocks are slightly lower, don't forget they had terrible numbers, too. >> but they say it was based on their tests. >> right. stuart: some people say they're backing off because they got bad publicity when they started talking about putting people on part-time work instead of full-time because of obamacare. >> you know what? some people would say that, stuart. stuart: charles said that, maybe he's right. and thank you, nicole. we're dead flat. down 1.69. let's not forget about the phantom pigs. zynga makers of farmville, may not be making enough money off the phantom pigs to keep investors happy. there's a reason to be optimistic, look at the stock, it's up this morning, after news that zynga is trying to get a gaming license out of nevada, that's where the real money is for zynga. it's hoping that a flood of proposed gambling regulations would open up an on-line market. an
'm talking about breakfast sales, that's correct? >> that's right, breakfast sales in the u.s. is something that's definitely well, offering prices and a lot of folks have a lot of money get on the mcrib. stuart: nicole, thank you very much indeed. dow industrials are down 11. it's a flat market. the busiest day of the year for fedex, it's going to move 19 million packages in one day, it doesn't necessarily mean that people are spending more, far from it, they're shopping more on-line, a whole lot more on-line and fedex delivers for them. and fedex stock is up a fraction, not much. talk about the pot calling the kettle black. christine lagarde warned that the american economy won't grow next year without a deal on the fiscal cliff. listen to this. >> my view personally is that the best way to go forward is to have a balanced approach at that takes into account both increasing the revenue, which means, you know, either raising tax or creating new sources of revenue. and cutting spending as well. >> very interesting. europe is deep, deep in a financial crisis and ms. lagarde, who heals from t
, but the u.s. patent office just said, no, that's invalid. so he they don't have a patent on it. as you see, no impact on the stock whatsoever, but i like that technology, find it interesting. >> so cool. stuart: surely is. all right, nicole, thank you very much indeed. i'll say it again, dead flat market, down 8 points, all you've got ladies and gentlemen, this thursday morning. time is money, 30 seconds, here is what else we're working on for you. the world's going to end tomorrow, according to the mayans, we'll talk to a man who said, yeah, it could happen. if he really believes it why is he selling books and why will he be on our program? i'll ask him. a woman in kentucky tries to buy ipads with her ebt card. has welfare become a way of life? we'll ask former welfare chief star parker. and time for giving, john stossel joins us for a look at charity. it's thursday morning, it's time i give the 7 early movers. and disappointing results from amicus their p amicus therapeutics. and the nyse euronext, and acquiring motorola, arris is acquiring, the stock is up a little bit. and accenture an
signal for politicians in the u.s. if you believe you can finance the entitlement nation on the backs of the wealthy, well, think again. better of creating a fair tax system in which everybody has some skin in the game rather than trying to find where the money is. by the way, do you know how much money slick willie get away with in 40 years of robbing banks? just $2 million. that's what i think. now we want to know what you think. coming in e-mail. gerri@foxbusiness.com. >> coming up on "the willis report," outrage in staten island as a bomb was broken promises and government bureaucracy has stifled the recovery. as a source of lost everything they work for an disgusting than big time. we get to the bottom of it. and then nfl nightmare, murder-suicide tragedy exposing huge problems within one of the biggest industries in the country. football legend ricky watters is 50 of the cystic. also, lumps of coal for america's hottest company. we are on the case next on "the willis report." want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it! now we need a little bit more... [ male announce
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